Polsby Featured in Presidential Program at AALS Annual Meeting

Mason Law Dean Daniel Polsby was a featured participant in one of three Presidential programs presented on January 8 at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2009 Annual Meeting held at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in California.

The Presidential programs were designed to further explore the Annual Meeting's theme of Institutional Pluralism and included panel discussions on the topics Institutional Pluralism, Religiously Affiliated Law Schools, and Associational Pluralism.

Polsby participated in a panel examining the concept of Institutional Pluralism, which covered such areas as the virtues of institutional pluralism, costs of pursuing that ideal, and impediments to realizing it. Former Mason Law Professor Kenneth W. Starr (Pepperdine) served as moderator and speaker for the session. Polsby was joined on the panel by Heather K. Gerken (Yale), R. Kent Greenawalt (Columbia), Alice Gresham (Howard), and Sanford Levinson (Texas).

The Association of American Law Schools is a resource for the improvement of the quality of legal education by networking law school faculty, professional staff and deans to information and resources. AALS is the principal representative of legal education to the federal government, other national higher education organizations, learned societies and international law schools.